Library Visits

To check out books or use the computers you MUST have: a signed pass from your teacher and your SCHOOL ID.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

READING: Luis Martin Valdiviezo Arista- Los Rios Invisibles

At Food for Thought bookstore in Amherst, MA:

Sep 3 2013 7:00 pm

Join us to welcome Luis Martin Valdiviezo Arista, and celebrate the publication of his new, Spanish novel, Los Rios Invisibles (Invisible Rivers). 
 
Published this July, in Ohio by Pukiyari Editions, Los Rios Invisibles is a story of emigration and repatriation, that was a finalist in the international competition 'Novela de Campus 2012' organized by the University of Girona and the University Network for Readers (Spain) and also won the 2nd place in the international competition 'Contacto Latino 2013' (USA). 
 
The plot revolves around the themes of exile from South America to the U.S. in the early 90s and return to the end of the first decade of this century. Successive identity, economic, political, and emotional crisis drive crazy characters' lives. The tension between nostalgia and new daily challenges stirs disturbing memories that force them also to question the chosen course for their lives. This tension eventually lead to the main character, Felipe Huaman, to return to his home country, Peru, where he will face tragic contradictions before finding a conciliatory response to his searches.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fairy Tales

Ms. Escalante's classes are in the library today doing genre scavenger hunts. This is a fantastic introduction to genre, and a great way to find new books.
There was an interesting question raised that your librarian would like to answer. It was asked "Are fairy tales/folk tales/legends considered fiction or non-fiction?"

The answer is...

Both.

Fairy tales can be cataloged with fiction, especially when they have an author or one name associated with them, such as the Brothers Grimm. However, much like classic literature (in the 800s), fairy tales can also be classified with nonfiction (fairy tales are in 398). This is because many of these tales are from an oral tradition, or are re-told tales, and are a subject of study. Your librarian even wrote her undergraduate thesis on fairy tales and folk tales (if you ask nicely, she can give you the link).

So, what do you think about this?

@ Your Library

This display was put up on Saturday and I've already had to put up new books since they've been going so quickly! Take a trip down to the library (with a pass) and check them out before they're all out. Pay close attention to that left shelf, it is full of graphic novels!